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10 People found this comment helpful

I have had Ulcerative Colitis for 15 years, this is the only medication that controlls my flare ups. And I was able to use it during both pregnancies without complications or birth defects. I use it every other night, no fun, but it works for me. My grandmother was also recently diagnosed with UC, and this is the only medication that works for her as well.

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1 People found this comment helpful

Rowasa is effective, stopping flares within a couple of days for me, but now my doc wants me to use it EVERY night! An enema every night. Oh, joy. That'll cramp your love life! He said I can use 1/2 the bottle, or can hold it in for only 15 minutes, if that is the most I am willing to do. I took Lialda for a year, and it caused more diarrhea. Just switched to Asacol. We'll see...

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Barry Allen | 35-44 | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
10/20/2016
Condition: Ulceration of the Rectum
Overall rating 5.0
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The medication works wonders for me in minutes whenever the pain and discomfort kicks in. I put 1 star for difficulty using it cause you have to be insane if you get any injoyment from sticking alittle tube up your ass...

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pearl | 55-64 | Female | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Patient
12/18/2012
Condition: Inflammation of the Sigmoid Colon and the Rectum
Overall rating 5.0
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I have used this twice for flares of ulcerative colitis. It has worked within a week to stop the blood and mucous and have had no side effects. It works for me.

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RF | 35-44 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
9/11/2012
Condition: Inflammation of the Sigmoid Colon and the Rectum
Overall rating 1.0
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I have been diagnosed with chronic proctitis {inflammation of the rectum} due to an immune response. I have found the administration of mesalamine to be inconvenient but not impossible. I am able to retain all night, but after Day 14 on a 28-day treatment, I have been experiencing marked flu-like symptoms, gas that wakes me up in the middle of the night and diarrhea that really disrupts my work day. Hopefully, it will reduce/eliminate the inflammation, but so far the side effects are worse than the condition. Read More Read Less

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pregoncemore | 25-34 | Female | On medication for 10 years or more | Patient
7/21/2010
Condition: Ulcerated Colon
Overall rating 5.0
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I have had Ulcerative Colitis for 15 years, this is the only medication that controlls my flare ups. And I was able to use it during both pregnancies without complications or birth defects. I use it every other night, no fun, but it works for me. My grandmother was also recently diagnosed with UC, and this is the only medication that works for her as well.

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krise7228 | 35-44 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
5/24/2010
Condition: Ulcerated Colon
Overall rating 2.0
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I have used this medication in the past for only 14 days at a time. That was prior to my U.C. becoming as severe as it is now. The medication now helped at first but now seems to make me feel worse than I did before, including severe nausea. I haven't used it for about 5 days and have seen vast improvement on the way I am feeling as far as nausea and vomiting.

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Nightingale | 7-12 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Caregiver
1/17/2010
Condition: Ulcerated Colon
Overall rating 1.0
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My child with ulcerative colitis was using mesalamine oral that worked to ease her symptoms of bloody diarrhea and cramps for about 3 weeks, her dose was increased from 3 to 4 times a day orally, this did not help. We then tried rectal mesalamine Rowasa for 7 days. The blood was slowed for 2-3 days, by day 5 blood was worse and by day 7 the blood was the worst we had seen yet. She only screamed the at the first rectal enema insertion at bedtime, she then she was afraid to go to bed after that. She would cry for several minutes before she could calm down enough to allow administration on the consecutive nights. In addition to having severe bloody diarrhea after this 7 day course, her hair was falling out. All mesalamine was stopped at that time. In 6 weeks her bloody diarrhea stopped without medications, we stopped feeding her fermentable dietary sugars. Though our specialist stated diet has nothing to do with it. Read More Read Less

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Anonymous | 35-44 | Male | On medication for less than 1 month | Caregiver
6/3/2009
Condition: Other
Overall rating 1.7
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I have crohn's and have has a complete colonectemy...My crohns is mainly centered near my rectum in what is now small bowel. Have been using the Rowasa for 12 days. Symptoms seem to be getting worse. Whats more is with my bowel issues, I cant hold this in for more than about 15 min on average..so I dont know how much it can affect me. When first diagnosed I was o Asacol..after nine months of misery, it was discontinued, and stated that it was making my symptoms worse...so I dont know if Rowasa is really going to work...but I am also currently taking Pentassa..so who knows.Read More Read Less

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compromise | 55-64 | Female | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
1/21/2009
Condition: Ulcerated Colon
Overall rating 3.3
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Rowasa is effective, stopping flares within a couple of days for me, but now my doc wants me to use it EVERY night! An enema every night. Oh, joy. That'll cramp your love life! He said I can use 1/2 the bottle, or can hold it in for only 15 minutes, if that is the most I am willing to do. I took Lialda for a year, and it caused more diarrhea. Just switched to Asacol. We'll see...

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uk1980 | 45-54 | Male | On medication for 1 to 6 months |
6/21/2008
Condition: Inflammation of the Sigmoid Colon and the Rectum
Overall rating 3.3
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Sometimes difficult to hold the Rowasa all night

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